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  • Best Cucumber Salad
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Best Cucumber Salad

Food | August 08, 2019 | Nik Manojlovich
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  • 5 Minutes
  • 6
  • Easy

A refreshing blend of flavourful ingredients, this BEST CUCUMBER SALAD is the perfect accompaniment to your next main.

My Aunt Alexandra first taught me how to make this, the BEST CUCUMBER SALAD, years ago. I’ve been enjoying and sharing the recipe ever since, in fact, it’s one of my most-requested. All goes to prove, it’s that good.

I usually have all the ingredients in the fridge, the only exception being the fresh dill. This year I’m growing dill in the garden, so it’s there whenever this salad comes to mind.

The recipe is remarkably easy to pull together with only a few suggestions:

Best Cucumber Salad


The quest whenever you’re making a treasured family recipe to make it taste just like it did way back when. I’ve learned the key to getting this salad just right is to use farm-fresh cucumbers, preferably field grown. I especially like this salad when made with “burpless” cukes – head HERE though to learn more about other varieties that you might also find pleasing.

Best Cucumber Salad


It’s important to prepare the salad fresh and serve it immediately. Cucumbers have a tendency to release their juices once cut, and any serious delay will leave you with a limp salad. So whether you make this at home or at the cottage, your marching orders are to make and eat it straight away! Nobody wants a droopy, withered salad!

At the top of this post, I noted that this BEST CUCUMBER SALAD goes with virtually any main, but why not try it with one of our faves? We especially like it with our GRILLED FLANK STEAK, our MIXED GRILL or our BARBECUED SALMON.

The BEST CUCUMBER SALAD offers delicious flavours perfect for your next meal. Make it today!

Best Cucumber Salad


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5 Responses to “Best Cucumber Salad”

  1. […] looking for something to go with these GRILLED JUMBO SHRIMP, we suggest a nice salad side like our CUCUMBER SALAD, our CHEESY CORN SIDE DISH or THE BEST BROCCOLI SALAD. Last thing – always reserve a bit of […]

  2. […] SALMON, both great for when you have guests over. We also had two must-make salad recipes, the BEST CUCUMBER SALAD and that pic-worthy GRILLED WATERMELON. For those of you with a sweet tooth, you’ll love our […]

  3. Mary says:

    This is traditional greek recipe of tzatziki. The same recipe with only small difference

  4. ruth says:

    looks good and easy to make


Ingredients & Amounts

  • 2 English cucumbers, partially peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup of plain yoghurt
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash and then partially peel the cucumbers in a striped pattern by leaving inch-wide strips of skin. Cut into ¼-inch slices and transfer to a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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Nik Manojlovich

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